When I mean everywhere, I mean that even us ladies are even dying our hair in ombre! It's such a fun take on color, and a great inspiration for my first Vecco rug!
This couldn’t have been any easier! For my rug I used the Naturally Sage and Golden Pear Colorants on the Pudding Rug. You can use any color combo you want, the trick to help blend any color is to keep that can moving!
1. I started with the Naturally Sage, and roughly marked off where I want the darker areas to be. As you can see I made a little bit of a mistake when I made the lines! Don’t fret, my little “Oops!” was easily vacuumed away! This was a great reminder for me to make sure to keep the can moving across the rug in smooth easy swoops.
2. I began to fade out the color from the line. The trick here is as you pull away from the center line, pull the can further from the rug. I started out at about 8 inches and pulled up to about 2 feet from the rug. This makes fading the color out easier!
3. After fading out all of the Naturally Sage I came in with a light misting of the Golden Pear. Using another color adds a bit of dimension and also makes a smooth transition between the Naturally Sage and the Pudding Rug. If there are any spots the look blotchy, use a paper towel to soak up any extra colorant.
4. Lastly, let it dry and seal!
I love, love, love the way this rug came out, but I think it’s the perfect backdrop for some fun stencil action! Hmm...now what Vecco stencil do I want to add?
UPDATE: See the final look here!
Ombre is everywhere!
My first bike!
While it may have taken me a while to embrace my first bicycle (as seen in the picture above, I was five), I have many pleasant memories of tackling the mean streets on my pink, powder-puff trike. Nowadays, I can keep the memory alive with these drool-worthy options. Spending $300 on a fleeting child-sized bicycle is entirely impractical, but it’s sure to make quite an impression!
Girly bike picks:
1. Electra Cherie 20” bicycle, $300
2. Birds and bees helmet, $60
3. Metallic streamers, $5.99
4. Frog bicycle Bell, $19.99
5. Pink Nantucket bicycle basket, $35
A roundup of boyish bikes and accessories:
1. Schwinn Midi Corvette, $310
2. Danger helmet, $60
3. Flame handlebar grips, $4.63
4. Flutter noisemaker, $11.99
5. Kettler bicycle bell, $7.92
COOLEST BIKE ON THE BLOCK
I’ve had a blast creating my first Vecco rug and I’m excited to share the final design! Because the rug is intended for my kids’ shared room, I involved my daughter in some of the process. Most of the rug layout and stenciling happened during naptime, as it’s too hard for little feet to resist running across the cozy rug! After I completed my design, my daughter helped me with touching up the spheres here and there. She could easily handle the spray can to apply just the right amount of paint, and she loved lifting up the stencils!
Now she wants to design her own so I’m on a mission to find a spot in our home for a new rug. I’m thinking a welcome mat will be our next project, so stay tuned!
PS: The rug also happened to work perfectly in my home office, so when the kids’ room is ready for a redesign, I’ll have a home for our rug!
Sensational Circles with Vecco!
Image via Vtwonen
With a penchant for high design and custom details, bicycles are no longer being stowed in basements or the backs of garages. Lately, I’ve been spotting strategically placed bicycles in interior design photographs. Whether they’re peeking out from doorways, or front and center in the living room, I can see why homeowners are choosing to showcase their favorite mode of transportation. Do you have a bicycle on display in your home?
Image via Desire to Inspire
Image via Freunde von Freunden
Image via Ali Harper Photography
Stay tuned for more bicycle-themed posts, including a gift guide for the bicycle enthusiast and an interview with Bryan Hollingsworth of Royal H. Cycles.
BICYCLES AS DÉCOR
Earlier this week, we featured the gorgeous work of Rupert Blanchard. Today we're going to continue with a focus on English sustainable design, and show you our Blanchard inspired rug! We created a wool this time around. While the rugs we sell are made from either polyester or nylon, we love wool because its a renewable resource and Vecco looks great on it!
1. Short cut pile wool 2x3 rug
2. Place a Birchy Grove stencil in a vertical position to bottom border line.
3. Spray Golden Pear to the stencil
4. Place a paper towel on top of the stencil to absorb extra colorant
5. Reveal your new design by lifting the stencil and dab front and back of it before using it again
6. Place number four stencil (made from Blankety Blank) on top of fully finish pattern.
7. Spray Merlot on stencil.
8. Dab excess color with paper towel.
9. Remove stencil and continue spraying color!
Naturally we wanted to envision our dream room featuring a combination of Blanchard's furniture, a Vecco rug, and other great Eco friendly products from across the pond!
1. Cage Pendant Light shade
Designed by Tom Raffield who is committed to creating beautiful, innovative, ecologically sound products.
Shade made from FSC Certified Ash, laser cut Birch ply, Birch dowel.
3. Rupert Blanchard Drawers
"SB009" Made from the parts of over 10 different pieces of furniture.
4. Wallpaper-Small Muscat - Duck Egg Blue
Hand screen printed on PEFC certified paper using non-toxic organic pigment inks which are free from heavy metals .
5. Claude Tufted Chair
Bespoke, chemical-free upholstered chairs, in both contemporary and traditional styles.
From the Studio: English Focus, Part 2